French Impressionism and Viennese Secessionism: Anglo-Italian Liberty, Déco and German Jugendstil – the European art union.

The collection browses between the movements towards the end of 1800 and beginning of 1900 as if on the internet: random. In each click, it’s a museum room: without any chronological order.

The historical iconography, however, always pairs with experimentation and the pictorial surfaces of the dresses show a technological soul. The beauty of the past, the best of the present time.
This “twin“ play is underlined by the garments’ construction: twin effects thanks to the smart use of zips.
Each style can be transformed, everything is reinterpreted: authentic but at the same time original.

MFW 2014: Angelo Marani fw 2014/15

OVER SOFA…On the quilted garments shaded by the suffused light of Klimt’s gold, the leopard spots decompose and recompose: enlarged, narrow and intertwined, they form a Secessionist – Art Nouveau compendium.
The graphic and willowy pattern is made of thin drawstrings inserted into the silk and cashmere base. Decorative weaves on the overcoat hem becomes a fringed trim, like a sofa.

DOCTOR FREUD’S SHEATH DRESS…The geometrical pattern of Dr. Freud’s sofa: squares and rhombus shapes are printed in sequence or knitted on the mohair jumpers.
Right–angle effects underlined by sequined lines for Dr. Freud’s sheath dress.

DÉCOR -TWELVE…Déco geometry: Joseph Hoffmann’s right-angles inspire intarsia effects.
20 anatomical wedges in lace, knit, jacquard and cloth create the Twenty sheath dress.
12 leather bits adorn the Décor-twelve shoes: high heel or ballet flat.
Whilst so much as 220 are the inlays of the Twenty Century Fur: a mink coat showing 220 wedges.

EN PLEIN AIR…En plein air painting of the French Impressionism flourishes on the thick ivory-coloured cashmere cloth.
The overcoat goes abreast with the knit kimono shirt featuring ethereal chiffon sleeves.
Whilst, on the straight and short tunics, Renoir’s and Monet’s landscape details are enlightened by micro-sequin embroidery.

NATURAL EXPLOSION…With a secular jump, the landscapes of the French Impressionism blow up in the spot print of the “irascible” painting. Ultra-coloured abstract floral prints like Jackson Pollock’s.
The circle between historic and contemporary is closed in the name of art.

COLOURS?
Déco red / black
Ivory and the bronzed shades of erinoid and bakelite
Klimt’s gold.
Green and blue of the French Impressionism.

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